Rosenthal at the 2013 British Comedy Awards, 12 December 2013
|Birth name||Thomas Alan Smith Rosenthal|
14 January 1988 |
|Years active||2007 – present|
|Notable works and roles||Plebs, Friday Night Dinner|
Thomas Alan Smith Rosenthal (born 14 January 1988) is a British comedian and actor. He is the son of television sports presenter Jim Rosenthal. His television roles include Marcus Gallo in Plebs and Jonny Goodman in Friday Night Dinner. He currently resides in London. Alongside acting, he has written and performed two of his own comedy shows including “Child of Privilege”.
Life and career
Rosenthal was born in Hammersmith, London, the son of Christine "Chrissy" (Smith), a former Newsnight producer, and Jim Rosenthal, a television sports presenter. One of his paternal great-grandfathers was German-born physician and writer Oscar Levy. Tom Rosenthal is of Jewish heritage on his father's side. In 2011, he stated, "I get called a Jewish comedian and I'm totally fine with that, but I can't really inform either of the performances I've done this year with a Jewish background. But I have learnt a lot about the culture and it has given me great pride to do so. It is an amazing culture to learn about."
In 2013, Rosenthal played Marcus Gallo, one of the lead characters in ITV2 sitcom Plebs. Plebs returned for a second series in September 2014, with a cameo from his father Jim as a chariot race commentator. Rosenthal also appeared in ITV's drama Breathless as Sam Roth.
In 2015, Rosenthal was cast as Gary Thorp in the second series of ITV's Broadchurch. Also in 2015, he was a guest star in the BBC series Horrible Histories and played a song named "I'm out of Town" with a parody of Ed Sheeran's song "Lego House".
In 2016, Rosenthal appeared as voiced guest character Brandon Berrenger in an episode of Thunderbirds Are Go.
- Nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Breakthrough Act of 2011, alongside Greg Davies, Micky Flanagan and Angelos Epithemiou.
- Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year (Joint winner with Ben Target) 2011 
- Paramount Funniest Student Winner 2009 (video available)
- Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Finalist 2009
- Laughing Horse New Act of the Year Commended Finalist 2008
- Amused Moose Laugh-Off Finalist 2008
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